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Scott Morgan

Host: All Things Considered

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.

Scott's role is to present up-to-the-minute local news during All Things Considered each afternoon here on 88.9 KETR, and he also contributes as a reporter to other news products from the station.

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The founder of the popular Western retail chain Cavender’s died Tuesday morning. 

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Photo by Afiq Nashiron

A truck carrying bees through Lamar County spilled its contents Monday. On Tuesday, crews were still trying to catch them all.

A Grayson County jury says a Leonard father is guilty of murdering his 7-year-old son in a drunk driving crash last year near the Fannin/Grayson county line. 

Two Northeast Texas development organizations will get a share of more than $3 million in grant money from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The agency today announced grants to fund 19 recreational trail-related projects across the state.

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Photo by Anandu Vinod

A report released Thursday finds that when it comes to weather-related damage, Texas is the costliest and deadliest place to live.

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Photo by Edward Boulton

Last week, Democrats and Republicans in the US House overwhelmingly shot down an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill that would have allowed the interstate sale of unpasturized dairy products. 

Opponents pointed to a 2017 outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Brucella virus as part of the reason why they crushed the amendment.  That outbreak was blamed for sickening as many as 800 people in seven states. And it stemmed from K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, Texas, just outside Fort Worth.

A multi-agency sweep in Hunt County on Wednesday resulted in 29 arrests.
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One hundred fifty federal, state, county, and local law enforcement officers Wednesday arrested 29 people wanted for outstanding felony and parole violation warrants in Hunt County. The joint roundup involved officials from the FBI, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, and the Greenville Police Department, as well as the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.

  The Texas Attorney General’s Office and The Texas Rangers are expected to seize nearly 600 mail-in ballots in Kaufman County on Wednesday.

The former police chief of Crandall, in Kaufman County, was arrested this past weekend. Ex-chief Billy Wayne Kilgore is accused of stealing firearms and tampering with the evidence to link him to it.

The firearms were reportedly stolen from the city police department’s evidence locker and sold at a pawn shop. Kilgore is also accused of stealing money from the evidence locker.

He is being held on $30,000 bail.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

After a generally damp winter and spring, signs of drought have returned to three counties in Northeast Texas.

Texas added more than 36,000 jobs in April, even as the state’s overall unemployment rate nudged up, according to the latest Labor Market Report from the Texas Workforce Commission.

There are just two days left for residents to give their input online for the roadway growth project along US Highway 380 in Collin County.

The lone independent candidate for state Senate District 30 has bowed out of the race to replace Craig Estes. 

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Photo by Matthew Brodeur

The Hunt and Hopkins county sheriff’s offices say they’ve destroyed more than 3,100 marijuana plants at a campsite in the northeastern Hunt County.

City of Arlington
City of Arlington

The City of Arlington pulled out of consideration to host Amazon HQ2 Tuesday.

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